Begin your mornings on an energetic note with the eatiQ Rolled Oats. Made from dehusked and steamed oats groats, the rolled (or old-fashioned) variant is lightly-processed and whole-grain.
They are a healthy cereal that is rich in fibre, especially beta-glucan. Plus, they are high in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Our rolled oats can help maintain bowel movements, thereby improving your digestion health. And given the high nutritional value, they may help with weight management as well.
Features and Uses
Rolled oats are flat, disc-shaped in structure with a soft, fluffy texture. Rolled oats are the most adaptable of all the types of oats available. They are a favourite among the bakers and are used in cookies, muffins, milkshakes, smoothies, bread and more. Also, they absorb more liquid and cook faster than the other types.
Another aspect is that oats are roasted to increase their shelf life and give them a toasted flavour.
Cooking Rolled Oats
Cooking these requires no expertise. All it takes is a few modest steps.
- Put half a cup of rolled oats in a cup of water
- Bring it to a simmer; make sure the oats are covered
- Boil it for about 5 minutes or until the oats become tender, and the water is absorbed
- Those wanting a toastier texture can toast the oats before boiling them
Note that oats put in cold water lend creamier oatmeal, and cooked in hot water, a textured one. You can also prepare your oatmeal in a microwave. This should take about 3 minutes. For a tastier treat, you can experiment with other spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.
Regulated cholesterol levels
Oats contain beta-glucan that may help keep down cholesterol levels. Beta-glucan is known to slow the absorption of fats and cholesterol. It does so by increasing the viscosity of the food intake. Once in your gut, it can bind to the cholesterol-rich bile acids produced by the liver. Beta-glucan then carries these acids down the digestive system and out of the body.
Reduced risk of heart disease
Oats contain avenanthramides, a unique group of antioxidants; these can shield your heart against diseases. This may save you from the primary cause of heart disease, which is high cholesterol, especially oxidised LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Prevent Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes stems from the abnormal regulation of blood sugar. Beta-glucan possibly regulates not only blood sugar levels but also glucose and insulin.
Helps with weight management
A superfood of sorts, oats are enriched with fibre, vitamins and minerals and are low in calories. What’s more, oats can keep you satiated and full for longer. This plays a vital role in balancing energy.
For those with celiac disease, a natural stimulus or reaction to eating gluten, oats are an excellent solution. Also, oats are known to be ideal for battling gluten sensitivity.
Eat Smart. Live Healthy.
At eatiQ, healthy lifestyles and wellness are the fulcra of our practices. We adopt a proactive and wholesome approach to nutrition with our range of ‘Certified Organic’ products. Keeping these aspects in mind, the eatiQ Rolled Oats are rich and nutritious. With every bite, your wellness gets enriched and supplemented.